Whether you are recovering from an injury or want to train your whole body more efficiently for optimum health, fitness and performance, Pilates can help you attain your goals.
Having worked as a Physiotherapist for over 20 years, I bring my skills in analysing movement, my knowledge of pathology and exercise prescription to choose Pilates exercises for my clients. I have found Pilates classes to be an excellent form of exercise for men and women of all ages, independent of fitness level.
My findings from a study of clients with low back pain, doing Pilates classes for the first time, showed a 67% improvement of back function after ten weeks. Pilates can also help following Orthopaedic surgery, improve standing balance and flexibility and help ladies to tone up after childbirth.
As so much attention is placed on the correct body position, improved posture is a given benefit - a real help in today’s reliance on smart phones and tablets! Pilates develops mental focus to switch on the correct muscles and breathe - which not only improves strength and body balance but also helps with relaxation.
I recommend that every new member to my classes has a one to one first even if they have done Pilates before. Being able to engage the core muscles is a skill which needs individual teaching and lots of practice. I will wear PPE for the 1:1 and maintain social distancing as much as possible.
During the hour, I can determine which areas of the body needs more focus, provide some home exercises to practice and choose which level of class will be most appropriate. A questionnaire is filled out online with your health details and your goals and a physical assessment is done using my Physiotherapy expertise.
This enables my classes to be thoughtfully planned and exercises modified to suit each individual.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email. Or alternatively fill in the form below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
PHONE NUMBER: +44 7403 224945
Pilates classes are held in Highfield, Portswood, Chandler’s Ford and Empress Road Industrial Estate, Southampton
Physiotherapy and one to one Pilates is at Laura’s home in Bassett, Southampton. Address given when making an appointment.